Isaac’s story

Isaac*, 16, hadn’t been to school regularly because of a dysfunctional and chaotic family life. When Isaac came to one of our residential units it was clear that he had a passion for reading. However, it took six months of patient work by our staff to encourage him to try school again at the Berry Street School.

With constant attention and encouragement from our committed teachers, Isaac is now working towards completing his VCAL.

Isaac says, “I read because I like it. I read at least a couple of hours a day and once I start reading, I find it hard to stop!” He has also designed and made a bookcase to store his growing collection of books.

Help young people like Isaac

Berry Street is currently able to support over 160 young people through 4 school campuses.
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*Name has been changed in the interest of privacy. The models and volunteers pictured are not connected to the case study.

Berry Street Victoria Incorporated (ABN 24 719 196 762) is a public benevolent institution with endorsement as a Deductible Gift Recipient issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Berry Street is also a Tax Concession Charity, holding income tax exemption under Subdivision 50-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, and is a Registered Charity with Consumer Affairs Victoria (Number 10925.12).